Hi there! I'm Caiti and I am a wedding & portrait photographer living in Prince George, Virginia. I am a music loving, doughtnut eating, coffee drinking, mama of 2. This is the place where you can come to see my latest work with my beautiful clients and learn more about me, my husband, and our sweet babies. Take a look around and enjoy!
I told you that newborns were taking over the blog the next few weeks and I was not lying! Y’all…I am loving all these baby snuggles! This newborn was extra special, too, because I have been photographing the Taylor family for years! You may remember their family session last year involving the chickens? This was their first time doing newborn photos in their home, though, and we had a great time!
I have a beautiful little girl to show y’all today! I think almost all my blog posts for the next 6 weeks will be newborns. Kidding….kind of. There are a lot of babies that have been born or are about to be born soon who need to grace the pages of the CGP blog. I am SO excited about this, though, because it means I get alllll the baby snuggles. Could I ask for a better job?!
You all are in for a treat with this session! I love newborns – no secret there! I love getting to snuggle these little angels. There is something about a home session that makes it even more cozy. Babies love it, too! There is less movement and they are definitely “messed with” less. Plus, there are more cuddles with home sessions (at least, that is my experience). Elizabeth’s session was no different!
I was so excited to meet Ashley & Jake! Meeting new clients, especially right after they become new parents, is so fun because they have just entered in to a WHOLE new world!! I am so lucky to also be a mommy so I feel very fortunate to be able to relate to them on so many levels. Whether that is the lack of sleep or the nursing struggles….it could be the fact that putting on makeup feels like a miracle…or even that walking around is insanely painful! But also, the feeling you get seeing the life you helped create. Looking at this beautiful little human sleeping, while sitting in the nursery you worked so hard to put together. At every session, I can see in the parents eyes how overwhelmed they are with LOVE for their child and I feel so fortunate to capture it.
These past couple of weeks have been so busy around here! Between newborns sessions, family sessions, engagements sessions, and weddings….I did not keep up with blogging all of them! I do not guarantee to blog every single session because sometimes there just is not enough time. However, I definitely want to do my best!
Camden was greeted by a lot of people who just could not wait to meet him! Brittany and Josh have so many amazing family members and friends who are ready to love and spoil this beautiful baby boy. I truly love seeing people welcome new baby’s into their lives, especially when it is their first child. I wanted to cry just seeing Brittany hold little Camden!! We talked so much about how excited and emotional she was about meeting him! I couldn’t wait to get over to their house to meet him for myself!
I am so excited for y’all to see the pictures of this couple! Brittany contacted me a couple months ago about taking her maternity pictures and we immediately set a date & started talking about outfits and locations. We went back in forth on some ideas and decided on two local spots – one being Josh’s parents’ land. This property is GORGEOUS!! The drive way is about a mile long (so you start wondering if you are really just driving into endless woods), but then it opens up to huge fields! I can just picture little kids running around those fields at grandma & grandpa’s house.
When I became a photographer, I did it because I wanted to capture the joyful, beautiful moments in people’s lives for them so that they could hold on to those memories forever! Those pictures could be something that they hang on their walls, put in their family albums, or pass down to their kids and grandkids so that everyone can remember. That is what you want from your pictures, too, right? Well, choosing the person to take those photos for you means thinking through a few things and doing a little research. Now, you may have someone very close to you that is a photographer and you love their work so – BAM – it is a no-brainer for you. However, some people don’t have that. OR maybe you like multiple photographers – GASP! Is that even allowed!?! Of course it is!! I have a lot of photographers that I love and I would absolutely use quite a few of them! So how do you decide who you should choose or what even to look for? Here are 4 things I think you should think about when searching for you photographer.